Definition of conference committee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


conference committee

BrE BrE//ˈkɒnfərəns kəmɪti //
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnfərəns kəmɪti//
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a temporary committee formed by members of the US Congress (the House of Representatives and the Senate) to agree the best of two versions of a bill that they have created The bills then go to the conference committee, where the two sides try to work out their differences.
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